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Sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle most commonly found in modern (particularly Western) cultures. It is characterized by sitting or remaining inactive for most of the day (for example, in an office or at home). It is believed to be a factor in obesity, and, in doing so, may contribute to other diseases, such as type II diabetes, heart disease, and even hemorrhoids

The term sedentary in biology applies to organisms and species that are not migratory but rather remain at a single location (permanently fixed or otherwise).

For anthropology, see sedentism.

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